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Silent Night Preview
Seeded by michaelchristie on 12 Feb 2013
Author: operaphila The critically-acclaimed new opera Silent Night recounts a miraculous moment of peace during one of the bloodiest wars in human history. On World War I's western front, weapons are laid down when Scottish, French and German officers defy their superiors and negotiate a Christmas Eve truce. Enemies become brothers as they come together to share Christmas and bury their dead in a moving, dramatic work that features soaring, lyrical melodies and a stellar cast. Acclaimed tenor William Burden stars as the drafted opera singer whose voice inspires peace among adversaries, with soprano Kelly Kaduce as his love interest, Anna Sørenson, and baritone Troy Cook returns as Father Palmer, the Scottish priest. A host of important debuts are in store, including bass-baritone Craig Irvin as Lieutenant Horstmayer, the German commanding officer; baritone Liam Bonner as Lieutenant Audebert, the conflicted French commander; and baritone Gabriel Preiss
Conductor: Michael Christie
Ensemble: Opera Philadelphia
Form/Genre: Opera